How much does it cost to get rid of bed bugs in USA?

Getting a professional help for bed bugs will be costly. But in most cases, the permanent solution is to hire a professional exterminator. So, how much does it cost to get rid of bed bugs?

I made a research at blogs, forums and social media and tried to figure out an average cost for getting rid of bed bugs.

Why to hire a professional for bed bugs?

First, I must say that that I don’t have a pest control company and I have no connection to anyone. But, what I see about bed bugs is that those natural homemade remedies for bed bugs are mostly not very effective and professional pest control is the best solution for them.

But if you want to see some natural remedies for bed bugs, you can check this post:

bed bug invasion at home

What a professional pest controller does?

Pest control companies have a lot of information on fighting with bugs and what they experienced before will help them finding the right way.

So, you can choose to hire a professional instead of trying ways with uncertain results.

Professional ways to get rid of bed bugs

There are several ways that pest control companies use against bed bugs. Here are some:

  • Heat treatment
  • Steam treatment
  • Fumigation
  • Freezing

Most preferred treatment between those is heat treatment and it always has more chance to kill bed bugs.

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Bed bug extermination costs

So, I have some numbers which I got from net by searching a lot. Those numbers are real and will give you an idea about how much yours will cost. Costs are for 2018 and USA.

Here is the list:

  • $1.500 in North Muskegon, Michigan
  • $2400 in Houston
  • $1200 in Jacksonville
  • $1410 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • $2500 in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • $476 for chemical treatment and $200 per each extra room in Kansan City
  • $4000 in Minnesota
  • $2600 in Bartlett, Illinois
  • $6000 in NYC
  • $1000 in Waterford, Michigan
  • $2000 in Virginia

I also asked costs of bed bugs exterminations in a web community for actual prices. Here are those answers:

  • 3000$ for 3 bedrooms house
  • 750$ for 2 bedrooms house, South Florida
  • 525$ for 3 bedrooms house, Louisville Kentucky
  • 1500$ for2500 sq ft house
  • 750$ in Maryland
  • 1000$ for 2 bedrooms apartment, Alabama
  • 2200$ for 2400 sq ft house, Houston

How bed bugs extermination cost is calculated?

As you see above, cost will vary in cities and companies. There is no meaningful average for the cost of a bed bug treatment.

Because bed bug treatment cost will depend on various conditions:

  • Where you live
  • How many rooms you have
  • What is the size of invasion
  • How long you have bed bugs at home
  • Professionality of company
  • Methods used by pest controller

Natural remedies instead of professional treatment for bed bugs

Bed bug treatment costs are high, and most people may not handle it. So, natural remedies are an option for you.

Here are some natural ways to get rid of bed bugs:

But at the end of the day, you may still need a professional support. Another way is to have a professional bed bug supply like a heater by yourself and use it at home.

You can check Amazon or other websites for choosing the right one and hope it helps.

bed bugs on wood

What are the best pest control companies in USA?

The answer depends on where you live or how much money you have. But after a long-term research on net, those pest control companies look like the best for this job:

  • Orkin
  • Terminix
  • Truly Nolen
  • Massey
  • Eco-Wise
  • Rentokil

Sure, there are more companies good at their job, bet these are the most preferred ones. I suggest you ask others in your city via forums or social media who had the same problem before to find the best company for bed bugs extermination.

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Average cost of bed bug extermination

What I learned in last few months is there is no average cost for bed bugs treatment. But there is still a minimum cost.

It seems like the minimum cost of a bed bug extermination is about $500 and it can reach up to 5.000 in some cases.

Cost of a bed bug inspection

You may want to learn how much you will pay before dealing a company. Pest control company will come into your house and detect the weightiness of bed bug invasion in your home.

Their offer will depend on the numbers of your rooms, square of house and how more bed bugs you have. The more you have a larger house and invasion, the more you will have to pay.

Bed bug inspection is free in most companies but some of them may demand money for inspecting in your home.

What you must do is to call them and ask for their inspection prices. You can choose one which doesn’t demand money for inspection.

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How much does it cost to get rid of bed bugs? However, it will change where you live, cost for a bed bugs treatment seems to be at least $500 and reach up to $5.000 in some cases.

If you are determined to buy a professional bed bug extermination, probability of success is more important than money.

The biggest problem with bed bug treatments is that extermination doesn’t work, and you still have bed bugs after you paid thousands of dollars.

So, you must search on net, ask at forums or other websites, try to find people who hired professional experts before and decide due to the reviews.

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